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Flu Type B Incubation
Average 2 days: The typical incubation period for influenza is 1—4 days (average: 2 days). Adults shed influenza virus from the day before symptoms begin through 5—10 days after illness onset. However, the amount of virus shed, and presumably infectivity, decreases rapidly by 3—5 days after onset in an experimental human infection model. ...Read more
...: The incubation period for the flu is between 1-4 days. This means that people can pass along the flu to others before they even know they are sick, as well spread the flu to others for 5-7 days after becoming sick. Washing your hands often and getting the flu vaccine are ways you can protect yourself from the flu. ...Read more
2 days: But can range from 1-4 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have flu & my kids (9&6) have been exposed. They haven't had the shot yet. Will flu shots prevent sickness during incubation period?
Flu incubation period is usually2 days. Is that the 24 to 48 hour window? My parents were exposed 7pm today worried about my baby being exposed xmaseve
Tough season: It's a very heavy flu season in most of the country. Anticipate the possibility that anybody and everybody could be infectious. For babies, very careful hand washing and limiting direct face to face contact may help prevent transmission, but even the face mask shown above has limited benefit if somebody is "really sick." The very young, < 6 months, are at highest risk and can't be vaccinated. ...Read more
Fever is expected: High fevers are expected with flu type a and flu type b. The most important thing to do is keep your child comfortable during the fever and make sure he stays hydrated. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to help bring the fever down and make sure he drinks plenty of fluids. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Influenza vaccine may or may not cover each of the influenza viruses currently circulating in the community, and some people do not necessarily develop complete immunity to the strains contained within the vaccine. If you know that an individual with whom you are going to be in contact has influenza and you can avoid contact that would be the safest course of action. ...Read more
For more info CDC:
Influenza type a is bird flu. Influenza type b infects humans and seals. Places where b strains have been are: shanghai, yamagata, hong kong, and victoria. To find more info best to contact cdc.
Both type a & b have the same flu symptoms. High fever,
severe aches and pains,
Diagnosed by culture. If u have flu symptoms please see a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible. There are 3 types of flu - A, B, and C. Most infections are of type A. Each type has different strains that mutate all the time. That is why you need a new flu shot every year. So, yes, you could be exposed to two different strains and/or two different types of flu within 2 weeks. Developing immunity after surviving one strain doesn't always protect you from another. ...Read more
Just found out I have flu type A, first time ever had flu. How long does it last? Is type A the milder one u can have?
3-4 days: Flu symptoms usually last about 3-4 days. Fatigue can last up to 2 weeks ...Read more
2 different viruses: Sars was an explosive outbreak of adult respiratory distress syndrome that started in hong kong in 2003. Within weeks of the outbreak it was determined that sars was caused by a novel coronavirus. Influenza virus is entirely different species of virus. There is no cure for sars it is treated by supportive measures. Corticosteroids, Alpha interferon and lopinavir/ritonavir have been used. ...Read more
Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Depends...: The cdc changed their recommendation based on studies which show safety in people with mild egg allergies who get hives, but have not had anaphylaxis. With mild egg allergy, the person should be watched carefully for 30 minutes after the shot and it should be given by a physician with experience dealing with such people. For more information: http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6033a3.Htm. ...Read more
Too numerous: 60% effective predicted this year but variable with ingredients and what flu gets spread!! ...Read more
Have type a flu, when can I expect the fever to go away. Been taking everything to get it to break?
Influenza: Usually resolves in 1-2 weeks. Cool compresses along with alternating NSAID & tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4-6 hours (if fever over 101º). If symptoms getting worse, or developing difficulty breathing, see doc 2 b checked for pneumonia, which may complicate flu. Advise yearly flu shot for prevention. If other medical problems, see doc as soon as flu symptoms start to get antiviral med. ...Read more
I had vaccinated a while ago for measles and for any other types of flu, will it be affect the effectiveness of my pills?
No interactions: Vaccines do not typically interfere with medications. Which pills are you taking? ...Read more
My 11 year old son tested positive today for type a flu. Is it possible to get it this time of the year? Or misdiagnoses?
High false-positives: It is theoretically positive to get influenza type a during august (see http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/weekly/), but the chance that the rapid flu test reported a false positive is quite high. See http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/rapidlab. Htm for a nice explanation. A more specific test could be done to confirm, but it probably is not worth it. ...Read more